You can travel almost anywhere in the world and stay free in private homes or luxury hotels. How? By one or both of the following methods:
Join a Cooperative Exchange and Travel Club (listed below) for a small annual membership fee. As a Travel Club Member you will receive a list of as many as 5,000 names and addresses from all over the U.S. and throughout the world. Only members receive the list. As a member, you offer your home as a stopping point for compatible people when it is convenient for you. In return, you stay for free in any of the over 5,000 homes throughout the world! Most of the people who belong to thee clubs are interesting, adventurous and fun-loving.
On your next vacation enjoy the personal contact of staying in someone else’s home. See the world on a shoestring and enjoy yourself. Here are some of the other benefits of a Travel Club Membership:
* Develop a pen-pal relationship
* Find people with similar hobbies
* Exchange home ( instead of staying with members)
* Drop-in relationships (if you prefer not to stay with members, you might just visit with them to find out what is going on in their area, etc..An initial contact when visiting a distant place will make for a more enjoyable vacation).
Write to the following Clubs for complete details:
Traveler Directory 537 Church Street, Box 1547 Lancaster, PA 17604
Vacation Exchange Club 119 Fifth Ave New York, NY
Holiday Home Exchange P.O Box 555 Grants, NM 87020
Become an “Outside Agent” for a travel agency, a tour guide or co-ordinator for group tours.
Go to a large travel agency and contract with them for a free trip (All expenses paid!) in exchange for you securing 20 to 30 people to go with you on a group tour.
How to secure others to travel with you? Primarily through your personal, social and business contacts. Think of a place that contacts might like to visit. You can get a special discount group rate for them. They will save on their trip and you will travel for free.
Still again,it is possible to appoint yourself as President of your non-profit organization and have the organization supply you with a free vehicle will all expenses paid. If your organization is a church related corporation, you could tour Europe for free, to visit cathedrals, as an example. A church can raise money by “selling” charters, degress and other cheap papers for hundreds of dollars.
Image via WikipediaDo you know that travelling alone can open you up to unique personal experience in new places.Take full advantages of these opportunities while maintaining your safety which is very important
Follow your usual routines that you do at home.Drink cup of coffee in the morning,take an afternoon jog,visit the market in the evening.
Make yourself at home by decorating you room with familiar objects,such as pictures,candles and flowers
Go to you favorite restaurant and bring a book,journal or material for writing letters. You might also bring a guide book or map to help plan the next part of your trip
Become a regular, Visit one shop consistently or have breakfast at the same cafe’ each morning, and get to know the local there
Meet other travellers through classes or tour groups. They can share travel tips with you and even become temporary travel companions
Malaysia Airlines launched new campaign in order to compete with Air Asia by travel to any domestic destination for zero fare.
These tickets can only be purchase online through the MAS website http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/. However, passengers must make bookings within the next 14 days and pay the airport tax and surcharges.
It is understood that MAS will soon announce its campaign for its Asean routes.
“It could be zero fares or minimum charges but they will be lower than those offered by our competitors at present,” he said.
For the domestic offer, the total charge for travel between the peninsula and Sabah and Sarawak is RM122.40.
For domestic travel without crossing the South China Sea, the charge will be RM81.45.
Datuk Seri Idris Jala, MAS managing director/chief executive officer said the airline has set aside one million tickets for this offer, which is valid for travel between June 10 and Dec 14.
What we are offering gives everyone a win-win situation« DATUK SERI IDRIS JALA
For the record, previously the cheapest one-way fare between KL International Airport and Kota Kinabalu – the furthest possible domestic route – cost RM529. A normal ticket for a trip from KLIA to Penang costs RM229 one-way.MAS’ subsidiary Firefly is also offering zero fares for its destinations on its turboprop aircraft..Idris said MAS had set aside 30% of each flight for “these special Everyday Low Fares” offer.However, he said that tickets purchased were not refundable and the travel dates could not be changed.“What we are offering gives everyone a win-win situation. It helps us to meet our business objectives and it provides our customers with an excellent deal.“You get to enjoy the best of both worlds – really low prices plus our five-star services – our food and beverages, entertainment, luggage allowances and other benefits that come with travelling with MAS,” Idris said.
The zero fare product is part of a business transformation plan that Idris launched last year after MAS managed to record its best-ever profit of RM851.42mil, compared with losses of RM136.43mil in 2006.
Launched on April 3rd 2007, Firefly, Malaysia’s first community airline, is operated under FlyFirefly Sdn Bhd, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Malaysian Airline System Berhad. Operating out of its hub in Penang, Firefly provides new and exclusive routes to Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Bharu and Langkawi in Malaysia, and to Phuket and Koh Samui in Thailand. Penang, being the second biggest hub in Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur, is a congregation point of many customer airlines and therefore the perfect touch point for new and seasoned travelers alike. From our hub, Firefly offers the quickest routes in the air within Peninsula Malaysia, as well as to some very famous tourist destinations in Thailand, aligning itself with the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMTGT) agenda.
Much like a community in a segment of a society, Firefly places great emphasis on safety and comfort in its flying experience. With routes resembling the ‘path not taken’, passengers will get to their destinations in a much shorter time frame. “Firefly is about taking people off the roads, ferries and boats, and getting them to their destinations faster,” quotes Eddy Leong, Managing Director of Firefly. Providing an air service that is simple, no frills and cost effective makes flying Firefly a fun and smart choice.